Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A reestablishing of cordial relations, as between two countries.
  • noun The state of reconciliation or of cordial relations.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A coming or bringing together or into accord; establishment of harmonious relations; reconciliation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Act or fact of coming or being drawn near or together; establishment or state of cordial relations.

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  • noun The reestablishment of cordial relations, particularly between two countries; a reconciliation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the reestablishing of cordial relations

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from rapprocher, to bring together : re-, re- + approcher, to approach (from Old French aprochier; see approach).]

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Borrowing from French rapprochement.

Examples

  • A goal of European rapprochement is to drive Damascus away from its regional ally Iran.

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  • A goal of European rapprochement is to drive Damascus away from its regional ally Iran.

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  • A goal of European rapprochement is to drive Damascus away from its regional ally Iran.

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  • A great many well-meaning scholars believe that such rapprochement is both possible and desirable.

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  • Nevertheless, there are three strong reasons for doubting that real transatlantic rapprochement is possible.

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  • Here we come to the third reason why transatlantic rapprochement is so unlikely: the precipitous decline of European Christianity over the past three decades.

    The Widening Atlantic

  • Nevertheless, there are three strong reasons for doubting that real transatlantic rapprochement is possible.

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  • Here we come to the third reason why transatlantic rapprochement is so unlikely: the precipitous decline of European Christianity over the past three decades.

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  • The passing of time also has brought a certain rapprochement between the

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  • Moscow Times, this episode won't damage long-term rapprochement between the US and Russia.

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